DAP Health will pay special tribute to the late humanitarian and philanthropist Annette Bloch
PALM SPRINGS, Monday, February 10, 2022 – DAP Health will pay a special tribute to longtime donor Annette Bloch from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Members of the print and broadcast media are invited to attend.
The on-campus, outdoor, invite-only event – expected to be 200 people – will feature appearances from DAP Health CEO David BrinkmanBloch’s daughter (and head of his charitable foundation) Linda Lyonslongtime friends Terri Ketover and Mark AdamsRiverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perezclient of DAP Health and executive producer and host of PromoHomo.TV Nicholas SnowExecutive Director of the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition Pedro SG Rodriguezand Oscar- and Grammy-nominated — and Tony-winning — lyricist, producer and director David Zipel.
Parts of the program will be devoted to the official inauguration of DAP Health’s brand new clinical space as The CARE Annette Bloch buildingand to mark the groundbreaking ceremony for the future affordable housing complex on campus Visa Sunrise IIwhich will have 60 units built in collaboration with the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition.
“Annette Bloch was a longtime friend not just to DAP, but to me personally,” Brinkman says. “On the evening of February 24, some of the people most important to Annette and to DAP will come together to celebrate her life and recognize her immense contributions to our organization. With the name The Annette Bloch CARE Building, we not only want to restore her legacy, but we want to ensure that members of this community – her community – understand for decades to come how central she has been to DAP. .
About Annette Bloch
Annette Bloch died of cancer at the age of 94 in her hometown of Kansas City last year. The small philanthropic powerhouse spent the winter seasons in Palm Springs, first with husband Richard, of H&R Block, then later in life — after Richard’s death, also from cancer — with partner Andrei T. Muresan. Bloch was a pretty formidable presence in every corner of our community, donating to charities, attending benefits, volunteering or dining out with dear friends.
About Annette Bloch and DAP Santé
In 2012, Bloch donated $1 million to establish the Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center at DAP Health. In 2016, she announced a $3 million donation to fund the expansion of DAP Health’s medical facilities. The donation enabled DAP to purchase the former Riverside County Health building on its campus. Its renovation is currently more than 50% complete and will eventually allow DAP to increase from 2,000 patients per year to more than 25,000 per year.